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Titus Andronicus - Act 2, scene 2
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Act 2, scene 2
As the morning hunt gets under way, Demetrius and Chiron anticipate raping Lavinia.Enter Titus Andronicus and his three sons, ⌜and
Marcus,⌝ making a noise with hounds and horns.
0649 The hunt is up, the moon is bright and gray,
0650 The fields are fragrant, and the woods are green.
0651 Uncouple here, and let us make a bay
0652 And wake the Emperor and his lovely bride,
0653 5 And rouse the Prince, and ring a hunter’s peal,
0654 That all the court may echo with the noise.
0655 Sons, let it be your charge, as it is ours,
0656 To attend the Emperor’s person carefully.
0657 I have been troubled in my sleep this night,
0658 10 But dawning day new comfort hath inspired.
Here a cry of hounds, and wind horns in a peal. Then
enter Saturninus, Tamora, Bassianus, Lavinia, Chiron,
Demetrius, and their Attendants.
0659 Many good morrows to your Majesty;—
0660 Madam, to you as many, and as good.—
0661 I promisèd your Grace a hunter’s peal.
0662 And you have rung it lustily, my lords—
0663 15 Somewhat too early for new-married ladies.
0664 Lavinia, how say you?
LAVINIA 0665 I say no.
0666 I have been broad awake two hours and more.
0667 Come on, then. Horse and chariots let us have,
0668 20 And to our sport. (⌜To Tamora⌝) Madam, now shall
0669 you see
0670 Our Roman hunting.
MARCUS 0671 I have dogs, my lord,
p. 610672 Will rouse the proudest panther in the chase
0673 25 And climb the highest promontory top.
0674 And I have horse will follow where the game
0675 Makes way and runs like swallows o’er the plain.
DEMETRIUS, ⌜aside to Chiron⌝
0676 Chiron, we hunt not, we, with horse nor hound,
0677 But hope to pluck a dainty doe to ground.